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Throughout his long and varied career, pioneer and visionary Ted Nelson investigated technical possibilities of all kinds.  He checked reader service cards from magazines in a wide variety of industries, unleashing torrents of further information on products, services and academic research. 

Companies large and small, ranging from large names like IBM and Burroughs to short-lived startups, sent their brochures, catalogs and flyers-- mailings from aerospace, engineering, print/publishing and many examples of documentation from the early days of computing.

After looking, Dr. Nelson threw these in cartons, which have survived by accident.

These items are now being scanned in and presented for browsing at the Internet Archive. Whether for nostalgia, reference or research, this collection gives deep insight into the self-image and language of many companies, as well as the visual style of many long-lost aspects of the 20th century's industries.

For more information on Ted and his many projects, visit: http://ted.hyperland.com/

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American Machinist - Metalworking Manufacturing Aug 7 1961, a McGRAW-Hill publication
Topics: machining, tool, hughes, tooling, milling, center, conventional, spindle, setup, ibm, machining...
Pratt & Whitney Aircraft JTF17, augmented turbofan engine for the SST
Topics: engine, whitney, turbofan, pratt, supersonic, aircraft, sst, augmentor, turbine, powerplant,...
Great Ages of Man, book offer - Time Life Books
Topics: greece, classical, barzun, ancient, history, ages, greek, editors, books, volume, classical greece,...
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PROtype Photo-Display Type. "Set headlines, hand lettering, and even short body copy by photocomposition"
Topics: protype, type, lettering, propaper, layout, fonts, sizes, mechanical, spacer, kern, type faces
Film Processing - Consolidated Film Industries
Topics: meter, meters, darkroom, camera, argus, slr, lens, probe, gray, film, argus slr, hand model
Standard size military connectors, catalog A-6 - Amphenol, division of Amphenol-Borg Electronics Corp.
Topics: insert, contacts, connectors, receptacles, connector, plugs, cable, vie, amphenol, solid, insert...
Krohn-Hite Corporation - Electronic Instruments. Condensed Catalog.
Topics: cps, frequency, output, amplitude, volts, shipping, model, stability, oscillators, khz, shipping...
Great Gift Ideas For Him From Stebco Products
Topics: tufide, softone, stebco, attache, deluxe, molded, leather, expanding, coffee, brass, softone...
The General Radio Experimenter Volume 41 Number 1 (January 1967). The Use of Frequency Synthesizers for Precision Measurements of Frequency, Stability and Phase Noise. Phase Noise in 1160-Series Frequency Synthesizers. A Sweeper for GR Synthesizers. The Synthesizer in the Production Testing of Precision Delay Lines. From General Radio Company, West Concern Massachusetts.
Topics: frequency, synthesizer, sweep, cad, figure, oscillator, phase, output, noise, signal, general...
Industrial equipment - Global Equipment Company 1977
Topics: model, price, steel, capacity, gray, rubber, size, width, drum, swivel, heavy duty, price model,...
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Spiras Systems Inc - Spiras-65. for science industry and business
Topics: skip, device, data, word, mnemonic, program, precision, timing, xxx, memory, description timing,...
Electronics slide rule - Cleveland Institute of Electronics
Topics: slide, electronics, rule, cie, reactance, decimal, instruction, locator, scales, scale, slide rule,...
Sinar, view camera system - Paillard Inc. 1966
Topics: camera, street, photo, avenue, main, sinar, broadway, center, washington, madison, main street,...
Novelty gift catalog - Hammacher Schlemmer
Topics: complete, stainless, electric, set, imported, walnut, ice, brass, gold, white, stainless steel,...
Ucinite Switches Catalog from Ucinite Company of Newtonville, Massachusetts
Topics: ucinite, switches, massachusetts, avenue, catalog, california, san, designed, illinois, street,...
Digital Electronics seminar - RCA Institutes Inc.
Topics: digital, rca, design, seminar, circuits, transistor, programs, integrated, diode, institutes, rca...
Various circuits - Signetics Corp. 1966
Topics: dual, gate, binary, compar, nand, element, quadruple, expander, signetics, compatible, binary...
Alienation and Freedom, The Factory Worker and His Industry, book order form - The University of Chicago Press
Topics: alienation, chicago, blauner, automated, illinois, freedom, industrial, university, chemical, tings
Electronics magazine, offer for "Computer-Aided Design" book, 1971
Topics: electronics, design, cad, subscription, editors, ecap, circuits, gift, reserved, programs
Software for random access processing - Datamation 1965. General; Electric
Topics: item, material, record, data, chain, parts, submaterial, quantity, records, store, material item,...
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Heathkit Computers 1977
Topics: heathkit, software, computer, heath, memory, shipping, programs, program, lbs, interface, paper...
Dover Science Sampler, book excerpts and catalog 1966
Topics: paperbound, theory, mathematical, introduction, modern, elementary, differential, mathematics,...
Macy's White Sale 1971, clothing and various household items - Macy's
Topics: regularly, sale, herald, cotton, mail, orders, vitamin, brand, twin, instructions, phone orders,...
Catalog - Edmund Scientific Co. 1967
Topics: edmund, catalog, science, holograms, image, exhibit, imre, item, prism, penta, edmund catalog,...
Stony Brook Conference - Advances in Computing May 21 1965
Topics: stony, brook, computing, suny, center, systems, dormitory, professor, registration, advances, stony...
Computer graphics - Raster Technologies
Topics: graphics, model, raster, pixel, technologies, display, user, imaging, center, computer, raster...
General instrument germanium diodes 1965 - General Instrument Corp.
Topics: voltage, instrument, jan, tektronix, ckt, corporation, reverse, electronics, germanium, piv,...
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Video Floppy Disk Drive FV-540 - Canon 1990
Topics: canon, video, color, image, images, scsi, indicator, dtp, japan, pict, signal indicator
Transistor Circuit Analysis and Design book offer - Prentice-Hall
Topics: transistor, circuit, design, circuits, amplifiers, biasing, amplifier, feedback, frequency,...
WristMac digital watch "talks to your Macintosh" - Ex Machina Inc. 1990
Topics: imports, software, text, wristmac, hypercard, cable, adapter, focal, digital, exports
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Bell and Howell Cameras Catalog
Topics: lens, listed, features, zoom, asa, film, exposure, automatic, focusing, control, features listed,...
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ITT Autocom mobile radiotelephone
Topics: itt, mobile, calls, transit, radiotelephone, telephone, personnel, radiotelephones, empi, rerouting
Electronic Speciality Company Brochure and Catalog
Topics: systems, electronic, specialty, antenna, components, arrays, coaxial, countermeasures, power,...
Magna-Chart Systems, magnetic control boards - Magna Visual
Topics: magnetic, magna, visual, chart, symbols, boards, board, pert, gray, control, magna visual, magna...
COBOL-400 programming language - General Electric
Topics: program, programs, cobol, iiii, coding, macro, computer, programming, iii, electric, general...
RCA Integrated Circuits Product Guide Catalog from Radio Corporation of America
Topics: rca, circuits, integrated, amplifiers, amplifier, digital, logic, circuit, ecl, voltage, integrated...
Fire proof safes - Meilink Steel Safe Co.
Topics: oqg, meilink, records, depth, height, width, oqx, safes, safe, gamble, width depth, height width,...
Programming Languages, history and fundamentals, book offer - Prentice-Hall, Inc. 1970
Topics: languages, programming, characteristics, history, functional, technical, scope, language, lisp,...
Beseler Topcon Super D camera lenses from Charles Beseler Company
Topics: lens, topcor, infinity, beseler, aperture, shutter, topcon, lenses, extension, camera, beseler...
Animation Works path based animation software - Gold Disk
Topics: animation, editor, movie, tools, cel, backgrounds, create, color, disk, actors, animation works,...
ALC 65 Catalogue Editing equipment from Alex L. Clark LTD.
Topics: film, model, editing, reels, splicing, moviola, magnetic, sound, reel, sprockets, splicing tape,...
Pricelist, illustrations and descriptions of custom furniture for computer workstations, 1984.
Topics: computer, keyboard, printer, shelf, roll, desk, tray, table, tambour, top, roll top, double roll,...
Topics: stepper, motors, electromagnetic, rotor, torque, bidirectional, magnetic, motor, servo, aei,...
Music & Speech Audio synthesizer - Logistics 1977
Topics: synthesizer, instruments, boards, tract, synthesis, logistics, vocal, speech, bytes, bandwidth
Various loudspeakers from Oxford Transducer Corporation
Topics: oxford, speakers, magnet, voice, corporation, watts, transducer, coil, volt, maximum, voice coil,...
Relays catalog - Potter & Brumfield 1964
Topics: series, coil, relays, amps, relay, holes, watts, rms, contact, ohms, awg wires, tapped holes, dust...
General Electric - Silicone products. Various supplementary data sheets
Topics: rtv, silicone, cure, rubber, curing, properties, cured, compounds, temperature, cps, silicone...
Electro-Voice Microphones and Accessories Brochure. Professional Microphone product information and photographs.
Topics: output, response, cardioid, microphone, gray, dynamic, chrome, selectable, model, relay, satin...
Topics: model, fidelity, price, size, steel, storage, drawer, rack, file, gray, minimum order, letter size,...
Multiton hydraulic pallet trucks - Stokvis Multiton Corp.
Topics: hydraulic, truck, catalog, pallet, rollers, fork, load, trucks, valve, lengths, load rollers,...
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Kepco Power Supplies Catalog
Topics: voltage, output, current, load, power, regulation, abc, maximum, model, prm, output voltage, power...
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TDL's Z80 System Software 1977
Topics: software, text, zapple, fortran, tdl, package, xitan, processor, allows, alpha, software...
Cheese catalog - Wisconsin Cheese Makers Guild
Topics: gift, shipping, cheddar, delivered, cheese, flavored, caraway, wedges, treets, wisconsin, flavored...
Auricon 16mm professional cameras - Bach Auricon Inc. 1950
Topics: auricon, shutter, camera, sound, los, kttv, film, angeles, cameras, lehman, los angeles, motion...
Data Processing Systems Univac 1005 Brochure (March 11, 1966)
Topics: univac, data, card, processing, programming, cards, tape, magnetic, punches, systems, data...
Weston Bimetal Thermometers - Weston Instruments, Inc. 1965
Topics: stainless, aisi, steel, stem, thermometer, astm, thermometers, weston, brass, scale, steel aisi,...
Belden electronic wire, catalog no. 864
Topics: tinned, vinyl, awg, copper, cables, belden, color, thickness, beldfoil, insulation, tinned copper,...
Bristol timing motors - Bristol Motors 1967
Topics: torque, motor, motors, rated, bristol, model, synchronous, gear, rpm, timing, starting torque, gear...
Minicomputer Supplies & Accessories - Misco Inc. 1981
Topics: misco, data, disk, cable, tape, nashua, ibm, storage, cartridges, cartridge, flexible disk, data...
Topics: inmac, data, disk, cable, eia, crt, flexible, connector, save, order, flexible disks, flexible...
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Fujitsu Bubble Memory 1979
Topics: detector, fujitsu, coil, memory, replicator, loop, bubble, annihilator, gnd, khz, bubble memory,...
Various amplifiers - Analog Devices, Inc.
Topics: voltage, input, model, drift, current, circuit, bias, impedance, offset, amplifier, bias current,...
Silicone rubber adhesive / sealants for industrial applications - General Electric
Topics: rtv, curing, silicone, cure, compounds, rubber, cured, properties, temperature, viscosity, silicone...
Electronics Slide Rule from Cleveland Institute of Electronics
Topics: electronics, slide, rule, cie, reactance, decimal, locator, cleveland, ohio, iii, slide rule,...
Various die-less duplicating products from DI-ACRO 1966
Topics: forming, gauge, duplicating, punch, notcher, models, material, rod, steel, production, punch press,...
Regulated power supply modules, catalog no.146 - PMC, Power/Mate Corp.
Topics: output, regulation, series, modules, voltage, circuit, model, module, supplies, load, short...
Microfilm catalog, science and engineering 1964 - University Microfilms International
Topics: university, computer, analysis, stanford, illinois, institute, design, dissertation, digital,...
Mercury Lamp Ballasts - Sola Electric 1966
Topics: sola, ballasts, wattage, lamp, voltage, pole, mounting, ballast, aerial, constant, constant...
Feltrinelli reprint 1967, The Communist International
Topics: der, kommunistischen, des, internationale, subscription, verlag, und, communiste, die, plenum, der...
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RCA Victor Record Club
Topics: records, record, rca, albums, victor, music, club, enclosed, choose, paste, rca victor, victor...
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SINAR professional cameras
Topics: sinar, camera, kopenhagen, shutter, lens, zurich, holder, automatic, photographer, compendium, wide...
Advanced technology courses 1988 - Integrated Computer Systems
Topics: software, systems, design, techniques, data, tools, network, system, digital, course, coast office,...
Conqueror spirit duplicators, paper folders - Heyer Inc. 1964
Topics: heyer, duplicator, model, gelatin, osokleen, fluid, spirit, purple, feed, paper, spirit duplicator,...
Various science book offers - The Library of Science 1961
Topics: price, list, edited, science, scientific, free, book, volume, mathematics, american, list price,...
Microtran company inc. - Catalog: Precision hi-fi accessories
Topics: user, impedance, tape, stereo, magnetic, permits, molded, high, model, noise, high impact,...